Inlaid Chest of Drawers
23 3/8″h x 21 1/4″w x 15 1/4″d
Sapele with Ash Burl, Walnut Burl, Maple, Sapele, Anegre, and Ebonized Inlays; Solid Brass Hardware
I was commissioned to make this chest of drawers for a client who wanted a special place to display a cherished Delft pottery lamp – the figure of a woman, who held a small lyre which had been lost over the years. Once I heard that story, I knew that I wanted to inlay the tabletop with the lady’s lost lyre. Its size and placement appear as though she dropped it on the tabletop. The inlay on each side of the chest was inspired by the spider web-shaped mullions in two small windows on the front of my client’s home.